About The Chronicles of History

My name is Samantha James and I am the author of The Chronicles of History. I love reading, writing, and history fiercely. It is a never ending journey and passion!

Royal History | Letter From King Richard I of England To His Mother Eleanor Of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine is a very intriguing women who not only was married to a king but two of them! She first married Louis VII of France in 1137 AD and then later King Henry II of England. In today’s post I am going to share a letter that her son King Richard I of England wrote her while being held captive during his third crusade in 1193.

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Literature History | The Bronte Sisters: What You Didn’t Know About Charlotte Bronte

The talented Bronte sisters evolved, sensationalized, and influenced classical literature in critical ways. They were excellent and fearless writers during an era that made it difficult for women to be taken serious.Today’s post will be the first of a three part series about the Bronte sisters covering facts many readers may not know about them.

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Royal History: The Tudors | The Last Letter Of Mary, Queen of Scots – [February 8th,1587]

I want to dive into the very last moments of Queen Mary of Scots and share the very last letter she ever wrote. Mary was executed in England on February 8th, 1587 at Fotheringhay Castle. In Mary’s final hours she decides to pen a letter to King Henry III of France. Henry is Mary’s brother-in-law through her first marriage to King Francis II.

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